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**Final Call For Abstract Submission**
We are pleased to inform and invite you to the first Pan-African Neem Summit (PANS).
NOTE:Due to crucial reasons beyond our control, we are moving PANS dates from: May 24-26, 2017. Therefore the Call For Contribution deadlines below have been changed accordingly (providing more time). We have also included more travel details to be updated as needed. We are also working in recalling the Youtube videos to correct the dates. Please share this update with your network. We are also reaching out to the large response base received to express our apology for any inconvenience this date change may bring. Very truly!
PANS characteristic details are as follows:
Event Name: Pan-African Neem Summit (PANS)
Theme: The African Neem: Reality and Potential
Venue: Ramada Pearl Hotel: http://www.ramadanpearlhotel.com/
and SIAO-Ouaga (http://www.siao.bf/) (Government support)
Country: Burkina Faso, West Africa
Date: May 24, 25, 26, 2017
Hosts: Africa Bound Corporation/Neem of Africa (NoA)
Youtube: Please change the dates to: May 24, 25, 26, 2017
English: https://youtu.be/ZizlEESK46s. Read May, not February dates.
French: https://youtu.be/37dbjYNR0rQ. Entendez May, non pas Février.
The African continent has adopted the first neem introduction in the early 1900s. One of the most important observation (anti-feeding), leading to scientific investigations and findings were made in Africa during a locust outbreak where neem trees were the only ones not defoliated (Schmutterer, 1957). African neem, precisely in Senegal, has also been reported with among the highest quality in azadirachtin (NRC, 1991). More than 45 African countries have neem in abundance in their ecosystem. That is more than 83% of the overall African continent. In Senegal alone, USAID/DynaEnterprise census (2003) estimated between 18-30 million neem trees. Few neem events took place in Africa under the leadership of the neem movement in India which resulted in Neem Foundation based in India. Furthermore empirical as well as scientific activities have triggered interest (ICIPE in Kenya, and several African universities).
In countries or places where neem is not well known to the point of considering it as trivial botanical invasive species, neem has grown to contradict such reputation to the point of being subject to big international business giants patenting efforts to praising qualifiers The Village Pharmacy, The Cure for Forty Diseases, The Tree for Solving Global Problems and most recently the Tree of 21st Century.
With 51 countries out of 54 in the African countries (96.44%) where neem is present in considerable population, but with timid or no veritable rational exploitation, Africa has finally decided to celebrate the Neem of Africa (NoA). As a result, we have received the official and very honorable support of His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso through his Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba and his Minister of Green Economy, Environment and Climate Change, Honorable Batio Bassière.
PANS aims to provide an international forum to the neem scientists, researchers, NGOs and private entities to better understand this African green treasure, to rationally harness its virtues and other socio-economic opportunities. We will celebrate during this three-day event phyto-benefits in generals with emphasis on Neem.
We invite all neem advocates to look into this new program as contributors participants (presenters), exhibitors, observers, phyto futurists in many aspects: creation of a Neem Foundation organization, pioneering R&D endeavors, reforestation and industrial plantation, the list is long,.
The event also encourages youth participation as part of NoA trans-generation program.
Main topics around the Main Theme Reality and Potential will focus on: scientific and technological research and development, advocacy, entrepreneurship, vanguard ship on:
- Human Health
- Animal Health
- Plant Health
- Environment Health
Guide to contributors/authors
Contributions will go through a review board for appreciation. Rejection decision will not be discussed. Unless otherwise stated, presenters/authors should pay their registration fee(s), which is a partial requirement of the acceptance process.
Title should be closely pertinent and related to abstract and work. Concise and precise
Abstract (include keywords/ tags)
Not to exceed 300 words (no exception)
Note: All PANS attendees are not scientists. So, while naming a biological organism, please state its common name first and its binomial (scientific) name in parenthesis (in italic). If possible, provide: Family and Order. Ex: House fly (Musca domestica; Muscidae, Diptera). Neem tree (Azadirachta indica; Meliaceae; Sapindales).
Deadline to submit abstracts
April 25, 2017
May 05, 2017
Deadline for submission of full final document of accepted applicants
May 10, 2017
Poster Presentation (exhibition during the 3-day event)
Should follow full document guidelines with clear illustrations
Format (all documents)
Microsoft Word (at least 97-2003 Version). Font: Times New Roman. Font size: 12
Duration (Please request one. Acceptance solely granted by Review Board)
- Regular Session:20mn (12mn talk; 8mn questions/answer)
- Plenary Session:50mn (35mn talk; 15mn question/answer)
Presentation during event
Simple Stand-and-Deliver (no visual illustration); Power Point; Video
Send via email attachment and provide content in flash drive in PDF format if relevant
To submit correspondence (inquiry, abstract, full document, poster)
Email attachment at:
PANS will provide Letter of Invitation upon request, if needed for entry visa application
– Health Preventive Medicine
Please consult up-to-date advisory information for required or recommended vaccinations. The State will also provide an M.D. Health Assistance from the Health Ministry throughout the event.
PANS is working with Laico Hotel for special rates to grant to the participants. Other options will be provided in the website or in country.
Registration fee will cover special events: Reception, tea/coffee breaks, closing ceremony
Summit security will be provided under the leadership of the Head of Police
The Local/National Organization Committee will work on all other details. All suggestions are welcome.
Weather Forecast for May 2017 in Ouagadougou
The average maximum daytime temperature in Ouagadougou in May is a very hot 38°C (100°F) with extreme heat & humidity. There are usually 8 hours of bright sunshine each day, which represents 65% of the 13 hours of daylight. Expect 74mm (2.9 inches) of rainfall across the whole of May with 6 days with some rain falling. Maximum UV levels will be extreme (11+ UV index) at midday when the skies are clear. The average night-time temperature is usually a warm 27°C (81°F).
38°C (100oF) max day temperature
8 hours sunshine per day (65% of the 13 hours of daylight)
11+ (Extreme) UV index at noon
6 days with some rainfall
27°C (81oF) min night temperature
13 hours of daylight per day
Extreme heat & humidity
74 mm of monthly rainfall (2.9 inches distributed in 6 days).
- There are no airlines flying direct from United States to Ouagadougou. Other airlines flying to Ouagadougou: Air France – Asky Airlines – Brussels Airlines – Delta Airlines – Ethiopian Airlines – Royal Air Maroc – Turkish Airlines – United Airlines.
Accommodations and Venue
Please let us know to include you in our Discount Package
- PAN National/Burkina Organization Committee
Doudou D. Faye Chairman, International Coordinator
Barthelemy Kpoda National Coordinator. Strategy. Planning and Logistics
PAN International Organization Committee and Potential Person-Resources
- Doudou D. Faye: Chairman. Africa Bound Corp./Neem of Africa (NoA)
- Al Ostroot : Africa Bound Corp. Board Member, Texas, USA
- Barthelemy K. Poda: National Coordinator. Planning, Strategy. Logistics
- Ramesh C. Saxena: India Coordinator and Scientific Committee Member
- S. A. van der Esch: Italy Coordinator and Scientific Committee Member
- Boubacar Cissé: Senegal Associate/Advisor
- Papa Abdou Faye: Africa Bound Corp./Senegal Neem Foundation Rep.
- Ousmane Ndiath: Madagascar Coordinator. Scientific Committee Member
- Feleke Milikias: Ethiopia Coordinator. Ethiopia Neem Foundation
- Saliou Niassy: ICIPE Kenya Scientific Committee Member
- Sergio Sanchez Pena: Mexico Coordinator and Scientific Committee Member
- Vicki Parson: USA. Neem Tree Farms
For any inquiries regarding PANS, please contact at: Dr. D. D. Faye, Summit Chair
Phone: Office: 001-512-321-9911. Cell/Whatsapp/Viber: 001-512-294-1732.